Illustration Friday: Cats



Everyday, my 2 year old comes to me with her mini-Magna Doodle and wants me to draw her a kitty. Here's today's kitty. Give me a break...the drawing surface is about 3 inches or so wide so there isn't much detail.

The painted illustration is from a post I posted a week ago...I guess I should've waited for the topic. Anyway, I'm reposting it under illustration Friday. Sorry for the repeat to anyone who's been here before. (That's why I added the Magna Doodle)

Here is the final page of the "Already Asleep" book, the words of which say, "goodnight." All that cat and mouse game playing and look where they end up.

21 comments:

  1. I love it. You have such a wonderful style, which I'm sure changes somewhat with each project. But I feel you captured the art for this book right on-- even better than what I envisioned. You are definitely creative and can take an writer's words to a remarkable level. I still can't get over the cleverness of the farm cat and mouse you added to each scene. I'm so glad you thought of doing that. Makes the book even more fun for kids to find these animals on the pages.

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  2. This is very very cute! What an interesting story; haha, not many cat get along with mouse! :)

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  3. julie, you are amazing. I don't know how you do it! How do you find the time to do such beautiful, clever illustrations, with three children and who knows what else going on in your life! You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful art and style here; looking forward to seeing more

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  5. You do wonderful work! I really enjoyed looking through your posts!

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  6. Beautiful illo of your cat(s). My 3 year old often comes to me with the same magna doodle and wants the entire skyline of the City in it. Okay to re-post. You have a 2 year old to entertain. Phew.

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  7. Your kitty looks so snug. Love the ephemoral magna doodle art,also!

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  8. This is beautiful. you really captured the snoozy snuggly cat so well.And the mouse friend is an added bonus!

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  9. That's a great capture of the essence of a crashed out cat. Great job.

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  10. I really like the style. The cat is "planted" nicely in the cushion, giving the cat weight.

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  11. What a precious illustration!! LOVE the mouse all snuggled up with the kitty. Magna Doodles are such fun!! My dd had one years ago...wish we still had it (I don't see any made like the one she had)...

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  12. good illo! Is "magna-doodle" the new "etch-a-sketch?"

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  13. Very nice illustration. Love the pose a lot.

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  14. Impressive Magna Doodle skills! *G* And the illustration is really lovely too. :0)

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  15. beautifully observed - wonderful

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  16. my favorite is the one on the left. excellent line work and use of colour for shadowing...

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